Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM: Notification for the February 16 Visakhapatnam-I Assembly constituency by-election will be issued on January 23.

The last date for filing nomination will be January 30. Scrutiny of papers will be taken up on January 31. Last date for withdrawals is February 2. Counting of ballots will be taken up on February 19, according to district Collector Praveen Prakash.

At a meeting on Monday, he said, "The Election Code came into force from January 12. The Election Commission has ordered that the election process be completed by February 23.''

The constituency has 1,33,351 voters, and 128 polling stations will be set up. Counting will be taken up at Bullayya College.